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Dec 3, 2012 11:30am PST
took no action on prop 8. the justices were expected to announce whether they will review the legality of prop 8. the high court also took no action on several cases involving the u.s. defense of marriage act which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples. the next conference will take place try day >>> oscar grant case in court again today unarmed oakland man shot to death by police officer johannes mehserle in 2009. officers for other officers involved in that shooting are appealing a federal judge's ruling they are not immune from liability in the family's civil suit against bart. the jury found mehserle guilty of involuntary manslaughter. >>> head of muni has a plan to appease critics of the city's central subway plan. muni chief wants to extent the central line through chinatown north along stockton street into north beach. he wants a station built at old pagoda theater on columbus and powell. north beach residents have been vocal about the disruption. the current plan calls for tunneling to extend into the area so drilling boards can be brought to the surface, but -- b
KOFY
Dec 17, 2012 11:30am PST
. last night, president obama spoke to the community in pain vowing to take action using the power of his office to make sure that another massacre like this happens again. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. >> after they are laid arrest res today the rest of the children will be buried later this week. >>> this morning, we're hearing a new story of survival. sandy hook school nurse is talking for the first time about the moment when she said she knew something terrible was happening. in an exclusive interview she said she heard loud upcoming noises and hid under her compute desk. >> i could see him from the knees down. >> right in front of you? >> 20 feet away, his boots were facing my desk and then he turned around walked out. i heard the door close. >> she and the school secretary called 911 and stay lid en for almost four hours. they were petrified and didn't know how many shooters there were. >> there is are in details about the gunman. a spokesman says lanza took classes there when she was just 16 even earning some a's but eventually dropping out. faculty member he suffered a
KOFY
Dec 10, 2012 11:30am PST
an agreement. >>> still ahead, critical day of action ahead of the fiscal cliff, rallies planned for today in the bay area to send a message to washington. >>> fallout from that radio station stunt that preceded the suicide of a british nurse. we'll hear from the deejays. >>> new information about what hostess did to their employees' pension accounts in the weeks before the company's liquidation. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr included, free for life. [ male announcer ] you get reliable, high speed internet on our advanced digital network. choose fr
KOFY
Dec 19, 2012 11:30am PST
wasting time. other high profile calls to action out of washington today in the wake of the deadly connecticut school tragedy. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: lawmakers are asking for everything from military protection on school campuses to bans on weapons and ammunition. a single message of safety from many voices. with 20 elementary school children and six educators shot to death with a semi-automatic rifle in connecticut, president obama is taking steps to reduce gun violence. >> the president: i've asked the vice president to lead an effort to includes members of my cabinet and outside organizations to come up with a set of concrete proposals, no later than january, propose 5s that i intend to push without delay. -- >> reporter: lawmakers made their own proposals, nancy pelosi and fellow house democrats are calling for the swift passage of a bill which would ban assault magazines. representative mccarthy of new york who lost her husband and merely lost her son to gun violence echoes the president's sentiments now is the time to act. >> this time it is diff
KOFY
Dec 28, 2012 11:30am PST
bring ireland says she took legal -- legal action against her parents after realizing they installed monitoring software on her computer and phone she said it made her feel like a dog with a collar. >> mom has always been overly involved and i would have to get on skype all the time and show them i was in my dorm room there were nights i had to leave myscape on all night and my mom would watch me sleep. >> she claims her parents have been diagnosed with co-dependency disorder. they say their daughter is a good actor catered to all her life. >>> china has passed a new law requiring peep to visit their parents. the new -- requiring people to visit their parents often or risk being sued it doesn't specify how frequently there should be such visits they say it is aimed at helping seniors who feel -- who feel neglected by their kids. >> we'll move on. mike is here. >>> we are going to talk about wet weather, we are going to talk about how it will not create what we are seeing here, this is part of a scenic hiking trail that connects baker beach with the golden gate bridge closed due to er
KOFY
Dec 21, 2012 11:30am PST
to ten minute break where we've been, break in the action as far as rain, sometimes light, sometimes heavy always coming down raining nonstop for close to six hours. outside th luther burbank home and gardens in santa rosa it wasn't the roses causing problems it was tree leaves coupled with rain booted out by rachel. >> today i use my foot because i've just come in and locked the gate and it just happened to be the first thing i did. >> reporter: down the block at the busy brown house childcare. >> raincoat. >> put a jacket on when it rains and you have -- >> reporter: the children know what to wear when it is raining. they will not need it today. >> we have a great playground today it is an indoor event. we'll have a little indoor christmas party with the kids. >> reporter: one of the grandpas drove from healdsburg through so of the fiercest rain he's seen. >> i'm not a usually 45 to 50 mile an hour driver this morning it was that way >> reporter: in petaluma to big topics, rain is one. >> i love the rain. >> reporter: why? >> because, cleans the air. >> reporter: other b
KOFY
Dec 24, 2012 11:30am PST
back-out in an ongoing contract dispute. the action affects most sutter i will -- sutter facilities. >>> happening now, last minute toy drive underway in san francisco to make sure every child has a merry christmas tomorrow. lefty o'doul's is holding a 20 hour toy drive, asking last minute shoppers to stop by and make a difference in a child's life. o'doul's is hoping to collect 15,000 toys by 1 a.m. tomorrow, volunteer officers and firefighters will deliver the gifts in time for christmas tomorrow morning. >>> meteorologist mike nicco is ahead with our forecast. >>> looks like rain is on the way how about for a gift for tomorrow? thankfully today is dry we'll show when the wet weather is going to take over and how much to expect and if there's flooding concerns. >>> plus, christmas surprise. what skiers and snowboarders can expect when they hit the slopes >>> breaking news out of mill valley. water main break on marin and flamingo road off tennessee valley road. residents are being advised to move cars away from the re are no reports of injuries. fire crews have called for assistan
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 4:30am PST
action plan. no your school's alert system for parents and create or review your family's action plan. if you you aren't familiar with these plans, today is a good day to start learning about them and asking about them because they expect a lot of questions from parents. >> kristen: since friday, here in the bay area, it was a weekend filled with memorials to remember the victims of sandy hook. in san francisco, st. mary's cathedral dedicated regular sunday mass to families in connecticut. in other cities, numerous vigils and memorials to the victims as people come to terms with the tragedy. tonight at 7:00 there will be a service of o the peninsula. it will take at first presbyterian church in burlingame. >> two key senators are calling for more restrictions on assault rifles. joe lieberman wants a commission to review national gun laws and national health system. he wants to close loopholes that allows gun buyers to avoid background checks. california senator dianne feinstein wants a vote on a assault weapons ban on the first day the congress is in session. >> it will ban the sale, tran
ABC
Dec 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
since the columbine massacre. since then, their tactics have changed. >> we take immediate action. we know that lies are at stake and if there is an immediate shooting, our officers gather and engage. >> overall there was very little panic at local schools but definitely a solemn news that made parents want to be closer to their children today. >>> thanks very much. >>> there is a vigil of one in san jose we want to share with you. remarkable picture, the mother shared this photo. the little girl lighting a candle. some just his change. san jose loves connecticut. that is sandy hook elementary school. >> we have a lot more as the tragedy unfolds. stay with us for continuing coverage. receive urgent updates by downloading our free news app and opting for a push notification. find the latest at abc7news.com and updating our facebook page and also on twitter. >> we're going to move on. there are some changes in our weather as we hit the weekend. meteorologist sandhya patel is here with the latest on the forecast. >> the rain we had today is long go gone but more rain coming in. live dopp
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 5:00am PST
sides may be willing to make a deal. >> southwest settles a class action lawsuit. find out what it will >> eric: good monday morning, 5:14, a live look from rooftop camera. you see the bay and bay bridge in the background. there is light rain scattered around the bay area. we will show some of that to you and mike will show you the forecast with live doppler 7-hd. >> discussion about a controversial soccer field project, it continues when city council meets this evening. the proposed property is opposed by environmental groups and some residents. concerns include the impact on wildlife and airport safety issues. supporters say the city needs more athletic fields. the project is supported by a 5-1 vote from the planning commission. >> southwest airlines has settled a lawsuit worth an estimated $29 million for drink vouch there's didn't have an expiration date. the class action suit covers 6 million unredeemed drink tickets. it's when southwest changed their policy because people were abusing the system by using photocopies of the vouchers. >>> with america accelerating to the so-called f
ABC
Dec 15, 2012 6:00am PST
parents as they rushed to the school. >> she talks about the heroic actions of her teacher. >> what do you remember? what happened? >> we got to school and did everything we needed to and then we heard this racket at a classroom. we were all scared. then we heard them say go in your cubbies. >> everybody went to their cubbies? >> uh-huh. >> did you hear any more bad noises? >> yes. >> while that was going on your teacher was reading you books and keeping you calm? >> yeah. >> you have a good teacher don't you? >> uh-huh. >> you love your teacher? >> yes. >> did your teacher seem nervous? >> no. >> she just kept her calm and told you a story. >> uh-huh. >> you remember which one? >> she read us the nut cracker and another book that was about christmas. >> i love the nut cracker. do you love it? >> yes. >> i am afraid of the mouse king. ill scary. let's be honest, right? not just me. you are in there, how do you leave the classroom? >> we got in a line and we had our close our eyes. >> you had to close your eyes? >> yes. >> and when you opened them where were you? >> we were walking down
ABC
Dec 15, 2012 11:00pm PST
heros in the line of fire. one pregnant teacher sprang into action when shots were fired. >> she locked the door and put our -- taped a piece of white tape over the window of the door, and then she told to us go in the corner. 19 people in our class. and she saved all of us. >> third grader tori came home safely to her mother, thanks to her teach rer's rapid response. we'll have more on the heroes. >> president obama will attend a memorial service tomorrow night in newtown in his saturday radio address, the president called for action. >> we have to come together and we're going to have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening. >> vigils honoring those killed are being held around the nation, including right here in the bay area. cornell bernard is live at grace cathedral. >> the choirs have been performing holiday concerts here for decades, but tonight the concerts have become a solemn dedication to the connecticut shooting victims. ♪. reporter: the special arrangement of silent night had a new meaning, dedicated to the victims of the shooti
ABC
Dec 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
been at least one class action lawsuit that we know of and i think that they will change and they will educate the public. >> but she would like to see more. the fireplace industry did just launch a consumer education campaign. you can find a link at our web site, abc7news.com. the family has a personal injury lawsuit still in the works and they're part of a class action which is also still in process. dan, carolyn? >> heather, thanks. >>> with her support fading on capitol hill, susan rice took herself out of the running to be the next secretary of state. rice had been considered one of the front runners for the job to be vacated next year by hillary clinton. but rice has come under fire for citing faulty intelligence on the attack in benghazi, libya, in which can a bay area diplomat was killed, along with three others. although she was never form leal nominated for the job, rice submitted a letter to president obama today predicting that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly. the president issued a statement accepting rice's decision, but noted the unf
ABC
Dec 15, 2012 5:00am PST
mow rushed to the school to make sure they made it out. t one girl talks about the heroic actions of her teacher. >> what do you remember? what happened? >> we got to school. we did everything we needed to and then we heard all this racket at our classroom. we were all scared. then we heard them say go in your cubbies. >> everybody went in their cubbies. >> did you hear any more bad noises. >> yes. >> while that was going on your teacher was reading you books and keeping you calm. >> yeah. >> you have a good teacher don't you? >> uh-huh. >> you love your teacher. >> uh-huh. >> did you teacher seem nervous? >> no. >> she kept her calm and told you a story. >> uh-huh. >> do you remember which one? >> she read us the nut cracker and another book that was about christmas. >> i love the nut cracker. do you love it? >> yes. >> i am afraid of the mouse king. little scary let's be honest, right? it's not just me. so you are in there, how do you leave the classroom? >> we got in a line and we had to close our eyes. >> you had to close your eyes? >> yes. >> when you opened them where were you?
ABC
Dec 19, 2012 6:00pm PST
promising swift action in the aftermath of the connecticut tragedy. a solution involving more than just gun control. >> a new stalemate over tax hikes and spending cuts. a potential impact that could send the country over the fiscal cliff. >> zero dark thirty. the hunt for osama bin laden. our don sanchez liked it but it's not winning awards on capitol hill. >>> the president has announced a task force to take on the job of tightening gun controls. will head the group. é@m?çatthews is here with week we've been hearing gun control activists calling for tighter controls and some gun rights members are joining them. the president promised action on several fronts. >> the president started by saying this task force will produce change into is not something where folks are going to be studying for six months and publishing a report. that gets read, then... push add side. >> the president wants congress to vote next year on an assault weapons ban. a ban on high capacity clips and closing the gun show loophole so that all gun buyers will be subject to background checks. he wants recommendat
ABC
Dec 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
president suggested he might take some action. >> we're going to have to come together to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics. >> the only action we know for sure he would take is this one. >> this evening, michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter, and we'll tell them that we love them. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. >> reporter: earlier tonight, the president was scheduled to spend time with the first lady and first daughters, we're presuming that hug took place. house speaker john boehner announced that he would forego the traditional weekly republican address so the president could speak for the entire nation at this time of mourning. >> all right, jake, reporting in from the white house. >>> still ahead here on "world news," more from the tragedy of the elementary school. we asked the experts, the fbi profilers, about the men behind these gun assaults. and we'll tell you what they told us today. >>> today's tragedy comes on the heels of t
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm PST
affirmative action preferences in public sector. >> you're asking taxpayers to subsidize people here illegally. i i that this is the wrong way to go. >> some people just feel if anyone didn't go through the proper process, that they don't belong here. that is a view i can't do anything about that. these are talented people. and in the current era we cannot afford to waste this talent. >> and chancellor has also created the middle class access fund which offers grants to middle class families and a program helping former foster kids attending uc berkeley. in his words, we'll continue to protect the middle class and our most-disadvantaged students. >> thank you very much.ípu this is a devicive topic, you can join join by going to facebook.com/abc 7 news to tell us how you feel. >> the governor is working on a law reducing the number of undocumented immigrants deported. according to california watch, the governor met with the sheriff association to talk and this law would allow them to hold people just for criminal charges not immigration status. the governor sedz he's working to do j
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 11:00am PST
vowing to take action using the power of his office to make sure that another massacre like this happens again. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. >> after they are laid arrest res today the rest of the children will be buried later this week. >>> this morning, we're hearing a new story of survival. sandy hook school nurse is talking for the first time about the moment when she said she knew something terrible was happening. in an exclusive interview she said she heard loud upcoming noises and hid under her compute desk. >> i could see him from the knees down. >> right in front of you? >> 20 feet away, his boots were facing my desk and then he turned around walked out. i heard the door close. >> she and the school secretary called 911 and stay lid en for almost four hours. they were petrified and didn't know how many shooters there were. >> there is are in details about the gunman. a spokesman says lanza took classes there when she was just 16 even earning some a's but eventually dropping out. faculty member he suffered a condition where he physically felt no pain. >> if he cut himself o
ABC
Dec 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
tactics. >> if there is a violent incidents ongoing, active shooter we make immediate action. we know that lives are at stake. if there is immediacy, our 8ht:sb to gather and engage. >> as schools chief says, single most effective security measure of all is awareness that, is what they tell students. if you notice something, tell an adult. call 911. thank you. >> schools around the bay trying to help students and staff deal with this tragedy n union city, school district officials consoled each other. one psychologist figuring older kids were likely to learn about the connecticut shooting through social media. she also helped to craft an e mail to go staff and teacher as cross the district. >> look for in students that might, this might have a big impact on wh. to refer them for services. >> in oakland, administrators say they're trying to give out information without drama tiesing it and trying to reassure students they have many people looking out for them. >> so, once again air, shooting massacre rekindling long running debate in this country, being talked about with renewed v
ABC
Dec 3, 2012 11:00am PST
marriage equality will have to wait for now. this morning the u.s. supreme court took no action on prop 8. the justices were expected to announce whether they will review the legality of prop 8. the high court also took no action on several cases involving the u.s. defense of marriage act which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples. the next conference will take place try day >>> oscar grant case in court again today unarmed oakland man shot to death by police officer johannes mehserle in 2009. officers for other officers involved in that shooting are appealing a federal judge's ruling they are not immune from liability in the family's civil suit against bart. the jury found mehserle guilty of involuntary manslaughter. >>> head of muni has a plan to appease critics of the city's central subway plan. muni chief wants to extent the central line through chinatown north along stockton street into north beach. he wants a station built at old pagoda theater on columbus and powell. north beach residents have been vocal about the disruption. the current plan calls for tunneling to
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm PST
action from local firefighters who are obviously stunned. >> reporter: investigators in new york are trying to hammer out the details but the shooter may have sparked the house fire and waited for firefighters to arrive and then started shooting >> what should have been a radio call to coordinate an early morning fire fight is a call for help. four firefighters were targeted by a shooter. two were killed. gunman may have set the fire to lure emergency crews there. >> it does appear that it was a trap that was set for responding for first responders. >> they identified the shooter as 63-year-old william spangler. the guns were illegally acquired because he is felon. he committed suicide after s.w.a.t. teams arrived. it shocked emergency workers across the country. fire chief got the news while doing an annual toy drive. >> fire teams across the bay area regularly coordinate with local police departments to make sure certain situations are safe but never been directly targeted. >> we don't know how firefighters have changed their protocol into running into a burning building. i know if
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 2:00am PST
class action lawsuit. are you on the receiving end? that's tonight on abc news at 11:00. and stepping out. the duchess of cambridge's first public appearance since >>> the duchess of came brag made her -- cambridge made her first appearance since her hospitalization. the former kate middleton was a presenter at a sports show in london. the duchess seemed composed and comfortable. she and prince william are expecting their first child. the duchess was hospitalized for acute morning sickness. >>> deputies are investigating a fatal collision between a pedestrian and train near hayward. it happened near west blossom way and times avenue around 7:00. th is just outside the hayward city limits. the tracks were shutdown while authorities investigated. the authorities have not released the identity of the victim. >>> two people managed to walk away from a car fire today. alan wang shot this video. he was there before the fire department arrived on scene. the accident happened just before 4:00 this afternoon. the driver lost control while exiting highway 24 at fish ranch road. the exit was clo
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Dec 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
. we can't strike or do job actions. so the only way to send a leave. >> the mayor says the city has fewer officers than 10 years ago. the budget increased and the city needs to rain in those costs. san jose voters support read form measures. the union says it did not anticipate the experiodus it's aggressive fiscal reform. >> police trying to find a serial rapist in richmond. >> the rapist changed his appearance when he forced a woman into his car. the next reported attack was on november toth. he followed a woman trying to coax her into his car. police say he forced a woman into the car and attacked her at knife point. witnesses say he's driving a white sedan, similar to a nissan altima. it may have a child seat in the back. >> police say a teenager on the run two months is under arrest after a shooting this, this was the scene on september poth. a red dodge charger ran off the road and went into the bushes in belmont. police say the 18-year-old is under arrest. he's accused of shooting at three people, still trying to figure out if this was road rage or the result of a previous di
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Dec 16, 2012 5:00am PST
the iphone category. the free app allows users to add action sequences to videos shot. it is the top app for the ipad the free drawing application creating a sketch book out of an ipad. brooklyn want to go build a new job center the plan to pay for it is not good. the money would come with revenues generated by a billboard. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony. how to pay for a new job in career resource center in west oakland. a proposed deal between the city and oakland army based developer would fund the center from proceed with five bright and shiny billboards at the bay bridge landing. >> those decisions have been made and negotiated since the billboards are going to be there. the revenue or some of the revenue from the billboard ought to fund the job center. >>> as a show of support they held a candlelight vigil and prayer service. the event was held on 18th and adeline which would house the career center. it is ultimately a bad one for the community. >> we all want jobs and a job center. to base it on poll lawsuiting our landscape that's the tradeoff it is trying to pit us geeven
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 11:00am PST
, critical day of action ahead of the fiscal cliff, rallies planned for today in the bay area to send a message to washington. >>> fallout from that radio station stunt that preceded the suicide of a british nurse. we'll hear from the deejays. >>> new information about what hostess did to their employees' pension accounts in the weeks before the company's liquidation. >>> new report says china will soon out-rank the u.s. as leading economic power. china's economy growing at healthier pace forecasts by 2030, asia will surpass north america and europe combined of global power based on gross domestic product growth, investment in technology. >>> president obama will make his first comments later today in detroit on his one-on-one talks at the white house yesterday with house speaker boehner to dodge that fiscal cliff. yesterday's mattering was the first since election day. mr. obama is expected to reveal details when he speaks to auto work there's afternoon. >>> "wall street journal" reporting hostess used employee pension money to stay afloat as it sank deeper toward bankruptcy. it isn'
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Dec 29, 2012 6:00am PST
tape. everyone survived but it's terrifying video to watch. plus is brittney getting the action on x. rumors are flying she would be getting fired from the tv show paying her 15 million bucks to be a judge. but you won't believe why they want to give her the boot. and too skinny. super tight jeans are all the rage but are they actually causing your body harm? why the fashion statement could put your health at risk. the things we do for beauty, katie, it's unbelievable. >> that's exactly why i avoid skinny jeans. that's the one and only reason. >> sweat pants are the way to go. >> it's only the save choice. >> thanks. see you at 7. >> see ya. >> in sports tonight the warriors welcome the boston celtics to oracle arena. last night they beat the sixers, winning their 20th game before the new year for the first time in 32 years. here's collin resch with the highlights in this morning's sports. >> the first of three straight home games began for the warriors last night. durrell wright making his return. sixers at or gal. golden state 16-2 when holding their opponents to those points or le
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Dec 20, 2012 4:00pm PST
act and we'll act in a way that is designed if he says we can say one line swrerks to take action. >> san francisco mayor is supporting gun control following killings in newtown, connecticut. >> what the mayor is planning. >> happening san francisco, the mayor just announced he'll support local legislation to try to reduce gun violence, on january 15th one supervisor will introduce two pieces of legislation first would add ammunition, like hollow point bullets which cause great bodily injury. second states if you buy 500 or more rounds of ammo it will be reported to police at the time of purchase, ed lee says he's behind both of them. mayor lee says he will reach out to other bay area mayors to ask them to support similar plans to ban assault weapons. a buy back program yielded several hundred rifles and other weapons. a memorial was held for a 17-year-old killed over the weekend.w#?a the san francisco archdiocese organized that event. according to city officials there have been 67 homicides so far in san francisco this year. last year, there were 50. in san francisco, abc 7 news
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Dec 22, 2012 8:00am PST
accountable for their actions and doing the right thing is primary message we want to get out. >> after the i-team called, he and city engineers walked the area themselves to see what was happening here. he is making lopez an offer. >> if they would like to do a walk along with us, we are happy to walk along with them to see the issues in a firsthand perspective. >> we'll make sure that sophia gets the message and time line on the crosswalk is four to six weeks. and there will be more safety education in those five schools and try to cut down on risky moves you saw. >> a bay area charity has put out the holiday wish list and in dire need of christmas hams. st. anthony's needs to collect 500 hams before tuesday so it can serve traditional christmas dinner. st. anthony's serve thousands of meals a day, one fifth of those seeking assistance are military veterans. donations can be dropped op off at its dining room. >> you have a few hours to make sure that kids get a toy for christmas. east palo alto police department is asking for last minute donations to help with its 14th annual toy drive. d
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Dec 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
police reports actions of his officers after they shot and killed a man. the 22-year-old died thursday morning after a confrontation with police at apartments. the chief will not say what banta had a weapon. >> they don't happen in walnut creek often at all. we're safe community. and that particular, this particular incident was confined to that one apartment. no police officer wants to shoot and kill anyone. and if the tragic incident we all wish hadn't happened but it did. >> banta worked in a salon. coming up we'll talk to his co-workers who say he was a kind person, they cannot understand yes was killed. >> stale head on abc 7 news at 4:00 barns and noble gets a big investment in e reader autos staying on storm watch. here is another live doppler 7 hd. the storm moving into the bay area right now. next is the accu-weather forecast. >> plus, muni celebrates a big birth day with free rides for everybody. but riders are still not happy. >> a sobriety check point being set up to crack down on drunk drivers. however, a silicon valley lawmaker thinks technology would be a good d
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Dec 30, 2012 6:00am PST
scene and quick action is credited with preventing a bigger disaster. >>> these guys did a great job. i have seen fires like this that could have easily gone bigger. they did a good job to get to it quickly and set up the attack. had a good command system. >> investigators tell abc7 news the fire erupted in the rear of a lower level apartment unit. there were working smoke detectors in that building where it started. >>> a rare sunday session for congress. all eyes on the senate as the nation moves closer and closer to the brink of that fiscal cliff with massive spending cuts and tax hikes set to automatically kick in. they are trying to come up with a last minute compromise. president said any bipartisan bill would have to extend unemployment benefits affecting some 2 million americans. it would also have to increase taxes on the highest income earners. >> just can't afford a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. the economy is growing, but keeping it that way means that the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on
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Dec 23, 2012 6:00am PST
with a break. not a blot of action now but the rain continues to be pushed up against the santa cruz mountains and we are looking at mr. moderate rain here. with increasing rain throughout the morning hours we are expecting some localized flooding. we will time it it out for you coming up. carolyn. >> you talk about the gusty, windy, rainy weather, that's turning up the waves in pacifica. that's where we kind k. he ra clapper. good morning. >> good morning, carolyn. the waves are coming over the wall already so early in morning. it's probably an indicator it's only going to get worse as the day pro grosses. the rain has been light but it's been steady all morning. for a few hours it hasn't let up. sometimes heavier, sometimes later but it is continuously raining. and it is very windy. the wind is gusting. the rain horizontal, i don't know if you can see it now but let's get to you video we shot about 45 minutes ago at the pacifica pier which is currently closed. and it's systematic what will happen across coast communities today. along the beaches, waves up to 16 feet are expected. f
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
infant recliner blamed for five deaths. new action just announced by government officials. >>> catch the raiders and broncos tonight here on abc 7. larry biel and sports anchor mike shumann will tweet during the game you can follow them. you can also get updates on facebook.com/abc7news. >>> welcome back. doesn't this make you feel better about the morning commute? it won't be raining and your commute won't take three times as long. let's talk about fun. temperatures in the 50s now. as we head into the noon hour when the gates open over at the coliseum, 56°, we start to see sun break out, brighter 3:00 and 58, game time 5:20, partly cloudy and 56, 9:00 still partly cloudy, around 50°. have fun. >>> new morning, the duchess of cambridge has left a london hospital where she was being treated for acute morning sickness related to her pregnancy. this is new video of a smiling kate middleton leaving the hospital early this morning. her husband prince william by her side. both smiling politely, flowers i'm sure he got her. the royal couple's office says kate will head to kensington palac
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Dec 18, 2012 6:00am PST
? new information on that. >>> the sporting goods store taking new action in response to the tragedy in >>> good morning. 6:15. i just updated temperatures, 33 fairfield, napa 34, santa rosa 36, concord 37 livermore, san jose los gatos 41, 42 fremont, 44 oakland, 45 san francisco, san rafael. 48 half moon bay. eight to 21° cooler than yesterday definitely bundle up as you step out. sunshine today, low to mid 50s showers over the ocean frosty just about everywhere tomorrow morning, high clouds and sun low to mid 50s, get ready for the wet weather blustery conditions thursday into friday. >>> special tribute got underway in connecticut honoring the lives lost in friday's tragic shooting in newtown. the university of connecticut men's basketball team played its first game. the team, cheerleaders and others formed a circle around center court, some held candles, wore special patches sh for sandy hook some had it on their faces. monday night football also paid tribute. the new york giants and titans held a moment of silence before the start of the game last night flags flew at half-staff
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Dec 29, 2012 11:00pm PST
injured shoulder. more than 140 responders were on the scene and kick action is credited for preventing a bigger disaster. >> did a great job. setting up the command system. >> ama: investigators say the fire erupted in the rear of a lower level apartment unit and there were working smoke detectors in the build writh started. >> on the peninsula, three horses were killed on highway 2880 after escaping from a farm. two horses were struck by a car around 5:00 a.m., and the third horse was hit moments later by another car. northbound lanes of 280 nor of al pipe road were closed for two hours. all four horses escaped from a ranch bat mile from the freeway. >> the last one that put the horse away thought the gate was locked good, and obviously it wasn't. and it's a shame we lost three horses. the only good thing is that the gentleman that hit them is doing okay, i guess. >> ama: the drives of both cars were hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries. >> with new year's eve two days away, the local police agencies and chp are staffing dui checkpoints. checkpoints will be in operation in the
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Dec 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
take action to try to stop shootings. the mayor says he's supporting local legislation on gun controls. supervisor cohen will produce laws on january 15th. the first banning certain ammo like hollow point bullet autos so on impact, it has abilities to explode in a larger radius. and when it hits, the body, then, it becomes this kind ofk'e body in a larger way. >> the mayor says this type was designed for law enforcement, not for people on the streets of san francisco. dr. campbell is a surgeon at sf general. >> larger weapons create devastations in victims. when they strike a victim, it's like a bomb going off. >> second proposal would require police to be notified when someone buys 500 or more rounds of ammunition. used for assault weapons. >> so we cannot only track those people that are buying ammunition, but frequency of purchase, as you can stockpile that ammunition. >> the mayor says he will reach out to other mayors to convince them to adopt similar legislation. >> and california senator announced she will support or introduce a ban, bill, also in january. and the mayor
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Dec 20, 2012 6:00am PST
president obama is calling for meaningful action soon on gun reform. ♪ ♪ ♪ amazing grace ♪ >> reporter: tears flowed freely neighboring communities came together for a tribute to newtown. >> benjamin, one of the greatest in heaven. >> reporter: funeral processions seeped to spread across connecticut, children and adults. more than 100 firefighters honored young daniel who wanted to grow up to be one of them. >> very upsetting that these young kids had their lives taken so early. >> reporter: mourners paid respect to sandy hook principal and teacher soto. >> i think any teacher what do what she did and not blink and just do whatever had to be done to protect those children. >> reporter: rebirth of sorts o for sandy hook students some got first look at new classrooms on loanhá from a neighboring town the principal taking the helm here will come out of retirement as a former sandy hook principal. in washington president obama issued resounding call to action. >> the president: this is not some washington commission. >> reporter: the president announced powerful team of ca
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Dec 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
. hope to have more for you on abc7 news at 6:00. >> a 12-year-old girl was honored for quick action during a domestic violence incident in a friend's house in san bruno. she ran to a neighbor's house to call 911. >> what's your name? >> i am at my friend and my -- my friend's mom is -- [inaudible]. >> that was skyler pomeroy. she received a local 911 hero award t. helped to keep a tense situation from getting worse. >> my friend had gotten thrown to the ground and she broke her ankle. i saw her mom getting choked out. so i ran down the tears and to the neighbor's and they -- they said i could use their phone. >> the 911ach dispatcher from bo who answered the call was also honored at the ceremony. what a brave young girl. >> in the abc7 newsroom, coming up new at 6:00, a new chapter in the sex and drug scandal. the iteam on her effort to get clean and her troubled lover's text. and holiday shopping help. a list of 25 web sites with cool gifts under $25. the hobit is here, but find out why abc7's dawn sanchez was not happy about when he saw in the highly anticipated film. that's comin
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Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
, two t.d.s, this one to ray rice. ravens clinch the everybody action afc north. >> cowboys playoff chances took hit against the saints. romo to austin. cowboys scored two t.d.s in the final four minutes to send it to overtime. drew brees had 446 yards passing. colston fumbles at the 20-yard to the dallas two yardline. the south carolina recovery and hartley kicks the game-winner. saints are out but they win it in overtime. >> cowboys only needed some help to win next week over the redskins. washington facing the eagles. rg iii two t.d.s in his return from a knee injury. they win 27-20, and can clinch the division with a win over dallas next week, and niner highlights tonight at 11:00. am aa >> ama: join my tonight. stormy weather is creating a big mess for travelers but your return trip could be worse. new worries about the nationwide holiday travel nightmare after christmas. >> anyone at 11:00 here, we're following severe flooding around the bay area. what you need to look out for at 9:00 and 11:00 on abc-7 news. and a last check on the weather. leigh glaser you can see the worst
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Dec 19, 2012 1:05am PST
security was there and relying on local militias. but it does recommend no disciplinary action, at least right now. the report says the attack was the work of terrorists, and that despite those initial reports, there was no protest outside the consulate before that attack. >> what i thought was interesting was our secretary of state's reaction. because ultimately, she is in charge of the state department. we know she's been suffering from this concussion and many people have said, that was very convenient. >> right, questioning the timing. >> questioning the timing. but she says the accountability review board report provides a clear look at syria's systemic challenges that we've begun to fix and says i accept every one of them. so clearly taking responsibility for the state department and saying listen, we've already begun to fix these problems. >> established that task force. that report did have this finding, the board did not find reasonable cause to determine that any individual u.s. government employee breached his or her duty. so they were assigning blame more to the system than a
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Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
whether they'll review the legality. the high court did not take action on several cases involving u.s. defense of marriage act. the high courts next conference to consider pending appeals is this friday. >> the oscar grant case is in court today again. he was a shot in 2009. attorneys for other officers involved in this shooting are appealing a ruling they're not immune from liability in the family's civil suit against bart. the jury found mezery guilty. >> the head of san francisco muni has a plan to appease critics of the controversial central subway project. the muni chief wants tochl tend the line through china town, north, and into north beach as you can see on the map. he wants a station built at old pagoda theater. residents have been vocal. the current plan calls for tunneling to extend into the area so drilling can be used to excavate and be brought to the surface. he says the extension depends on funding for project. >> coming up takeout containers could get the squeeze in one city. >> and royal buzz over the reason the duchess of cambridge is in the hospital. it's a conditi
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Dec 21, 2012 11:00pm PST
for their action and taking pride in their community. doing the right thing is the primary message we want to get out. >> after the i-team called he and city engineers walked the area themselves to see what was happening here. he is making lopez an offer. >> i am happy to go out and walk to school with them and see those issues firsthand from their perspective. always open to learning that way. >> we will make sure sophia gets the message. the time line is four to six weeks. we are also told they will organize more safety education in those five neighborhood schools to teachers and kids how to deal with the traffic and try to cut down on some of those risky moves you saw. for the i team, dan noyes, abc7 news. >> they are doing something about it. >> well, it is time to check on our weather which has been stormy all day. >> sandhya patel is here. >> dan and ama it is starting to intensity. i will tell you what we are seeing right now. numerous lightning strikes, now over 270 lightning strikes from the mendocino coast all the way out over the waters. i want to show you the lightning str
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Dec 24, 2012 11:00am PST
. the action affects most sutter i will -- sutter facilities. >>> happening now, last minute toy drive underway in san francisco to make sure every child has a merry christmas tomorrow. lefty o'doul's is holding a 20 hour toy drive, asking last minute shoppers to stop by and make a difference in a child's life. o'doul's is hoping to collect 15,000 toys by 1 a.m. tomorrow, volunteer officers and firefighters will deliver the gifts in time for christmas tomorrow morning. >>> meteorologist mike nicco is ahead with our forecast. >>> looks like rain is on the way how about for a gift for tomorrow? thankfully today is dry we'll show when the wet weather is going to take over and how much to expect and if there's flooding concerns. >>> plus, christmas surprise. what skiers and snowboarders can expect when they hit the slopes tomorrow. >>> breaking news out of mill valley. water main break on marin and flamingo road off tennessee valley road. residents are being advised to move cars away from the gushing water. there are no reports of injuries. fire crews have called for assistance from public
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Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm PST
promising fast action to stop an epidemic of gun violence. >> i will use all the powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. >> and tonight, we hear from people on the other side, who believe the way to defend children is to arm their teachers. >>> holiday headache. as millions of americans begin their holiday travel, a blizzard is on a collision course. creating 50-mile-per-hour winds and delays. >>> prison break.
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Dec 19, 2012 11:00pm PST
crooks are out in full force this holiday season, and you are about to hear them in action. >> they identified a new angle the scammers are working on the internet, people searching for a puppy. >> and dan noyes is here with our investigation. >> these guys don't care what time of year it is, and who you are and how tight your finances are. they just want your money. >> it has been a tough year for debbie. after 30 years with the postal service she sliped coming off a truck and broke her ankle and heel. six months later she broke them again. and then she fell down the stairs and broke her other ankle. recovering from the surgeries has been difficult. debbie rarely leaves her apartment. >> within a matter of seconds your whole life can be turned upside down. >> with the holidays approaching debbie thought a puppy might lift her spirits, something small and easy to take care of. a tea cup yorkie. >> it will motivate me to get up and do more than i was doing at this point. jay debbie went on-line and found a woman who supposedly lives in pennsylvania with two yorkies she wants to give
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm PST
competent back into recession. >> carolyn: instapgram has triggered a class action lawsuit. the claim was filed against facebook that owns the service. infagram that changed its terms of service. idea was abandoned after an outcry from users. lawsuit alleged they breached the contract with users in tweak that go policy. facebook has not responded to the suit. >> dan: a new requirement that forces california lawmakers to drive their own cars for legislative business is paying off. they report the state has saved $240,000, n taxpayer money since the new rule went into effect one year ago. california lawmakers were given a car paid by the state. this year that practice ended. they must drive their own cars, the savings was achieved because many legislators cut their driving habits in half. >> carolyn: big television screens are, of course, the rage these days. if you have ever tried to move one. this is truly a job that needs a lot of muscle and a lot of care. >> dan: one bay area woman says her tv stopped working after it was moved even though there were no damage. >> shirley bought thi
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Dec 21, 2012 11:00am PST
the action as far as rain, sometimes light, sometimes heavy always coming down raining nonstop for close to six hours. outside the luther burbank home and gardens in santa rosa it wasn't the roses causing problems it was tree leaves coupled with rain booted out by rachel. >> today i use my foot because i've just come in and locked the gate and it just happened to be the first thing i did. >> reporter: down the block at the busy brown house childcare. >> raincoat. >> put a jacket on when it rains and you have -- >> reporter: the children know what to wear when it is raining. they will not need it today. >> we have a great playground today it is an indoor event. we'll have a little indoor christmas party with the kids. >> reporter: one of the grandpas drove from healdsburg through so of the fiercest rain he's seen. >> i'm not a usually 45 to 50 mile an hour driver this morning it was that way >> reporter: in petaluma to big topics, rain is one. >> i love the rain. >> reporter: why? >> because, cleans the air. >> reporter: other big topic the end of the world some predicted it for tod
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Dec 23, 2012 5:00pm PST
action -- afc north. the giants are still alive but need a lot of health. >> cowboys and saints, tony romo, hits miles austin in the end zone. cowboys scored two tds in the final four minutes to send it to overtime. drew brees, also luck here in o.t. colston fumbles to the dallas 2-yard line. saints then kick the game-winner. cowboys can still make the playoffs. saints are out but win in o.t. >> cowboys need to win next week every the red cowboys, washington facing the eagles, rg3 rhode. redskins i can clinch with wayne over dallas next week. >> the nfc has three spots open with six teams vying for the final three spots next weekend, and the niners kick off right about now. >> ama: the rain is on the move. here's a live look at doppler 7 hd. you can see a wide range of you can see a wide range of showers tipping at this hour. you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimo
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Dec 28, 2012 4:30am PST
said the house will take action on whatever the senate can pass. >>> all the early season rain and snow we've been getting has water experts optimistic about california's water supply. the storms have replenished many reservoirs snow has increased snow back to nearly 150% of normal. >> partial supply in the barn either in reservoir storm or snow pack. however, it still depends on the remainder of the season 2/3 of the wet season is still let. >> snow pack runoff normally provides cal with a third of its water supply. >>> more -- more water on the way. >> this storm is so close to the coast it probably won't get snow in the sierra. good morning. because the storm is so close to the coast we have a high surf advisory be detail out there, dangerous rip currents as the storm passes today through tomorrow. beautiful picture from mount tamalpais this morning on san francisco you can see the embarcadero center still illuminateed. live doppler you can see over the ocean where we are tracking light rain now, probably not making it to the ground yet undercut by dry air bringing cool conditio
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Dec 20, 2012 11:00pm PST
half hours. the warriors are back in action tomorrow night at home against charlotte then kobe and lakers on sachlts on the court tonight oklahoma city with 12 game whip streak but love can not be stopped. i keep telling dan this. kevin love. 28 points. t-wolves up by 12. durrant check this out. high off the top of the backboard hit it was up there. and goes. 33 forth durrant. jj was like hair was on fire late in the game. 4 of the 18 points come in the fourth quarter. t-wolves and okc 12 game sizzle 99-93. nhl heading right over their own fiscal cliff. on this day 96 of the nhl lock out. league has cancelled games through january the 14th. if new collective bargaining agreement not reached some time in january, the knit wit that run the league will preside over the second lost season due to labor dispute since 2004. brighter side warriors head coach jackson at pier 30. san francisco firefighters annual holiday toy drive this afternoon. this is massive effort. more than 200,000 toys gather for some 40,000 needy kids and it is a terrific cause. >> this is what it's all about. it's a
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Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
pedestrians were struck, so far this year. 17 pedestrians have been killed in action. the district attorney announced that a new campaign would be kicked off called don't rush. urging to drive with caution during the holidays. >> thank you. >> police are investigating yet another incident. a parent spotted the device around 1:00 this after the in. classes had been dismissed for the day. the school was on lock down. free, police arrested two teen-aged boys. >> a frightening accident overnight involving two men in a laundry delivery truck. the truck burst into flames after hitting a power pole around 3:30 this morning. the men jumped from the tuck surrounded by live wires. authorities say the driver is a volunteer firefighter. the accident happened in front of the alameda county juvenile hall. 35 juveniles were evacuated. >> police are investigating a double shooting in the same neighborhood where a man was shot to death saturday night. sky 7>í4' was where the two men were shot this morning. both men expected to recover. block way from where the 34-year-old was shimd knox arrests been made.
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